Why One Party Rule Won’t Work

Yesterday, I wrote up a thought experiment for how the Democratic Party could attempt to preserve the legislative process after Republicans’ officially determined their own more centrist members had committed “sabotage,” and defended the Capitol riots as “legitimate public discourse.” I deleted it because I think people were taking my proposal a bit too seriously. […]   read more »

We Still Haven’t Reached the Best Part of the Trip

I just got done with a talk for a college about how we squandered the possibilities for a networked society by focusing on IP in the cloud rather than the people with whom we were connecting. Afterwards, during the Q&A, a student wanted to know why I was so pessimistic about the digital future. I […]   read more »

Team Human ep. 201: Divya Siddarth

Political economist and social technologist at Microsoft, and a researcher at the RadicalxChange Foundation, Divya Siddarth introduces us to the Pluriverse and challenges us to consider just how many worlds are possible. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us that our happiness does not need to be tied to our aspirations. 📰 Read A Declaration […]   read more »

As Above, So Below

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I’ve decided to turn off the Wrestlemania passing for national news and focus on my local reality. I was hoping that helping neighbors, engaging in mutual aid, and working on local issues might just engender a kind of solidarity. And if we all did this, it would […]   read more »

Team Human ep. 200: Renee Hobbs

Founder of the Media Education Lab and author of Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age Renee Hobbs joins Rushkoff to discuss how the enlightenment project can work without gatekeepers. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff wrestles with his decision to focus on local civics as the influence of national culture wars seep in. […]   read more »

Team Human ep. 199: Jamie Cohen

Head of Education at Digital Void and cultural theorist Jamie Cohen walks us through — and hopefully to the other side — of our fascist media environment. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff argues that the culture wars on Twitter and television are not based in reality, but rhetoric,. 📰 You can read a written version […]   read more »

Move Along: The Car Crash is Fake

I have let myself get too worked up for too long about the culture wars on Twitter and its extensions on cable TV. They are not based in reality, but rhetoric. So this year, I’m ignoring them. I think we can trace today’s ideological Wrestlemania in part to Donald Trump’s invented facts about Obama’s birth […]   read more »

Team Human ep. 198: Maggie McGuane

Mass casualty animal and human rescuer Maggie McGuane shares the exhilarating joy of being part of the life force that is our planet. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how he’s embracing compassion of the moment. 🐾 Learn more about Wings of Rescue: https://wingsofrescue.org/ Click here to stream Team Human now   read more »

Team Human ep. 197: Stuart Swezey

Founder of Amok Books and producer of the documentary Desolation Center Stuart Swezey helps us remember what it’s like to do something for its own sake, and stop before it becomes something else. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us of the work involved in producing social media content, and the real downsides of being […]   read more »

We Are Not All Journalists.

I was at a convenience store the other night, and watched some kids come in who had just escaped from a party they didn’t really like. As soon as they were inside, though, they pulled out their phones and started watching social media reports from the kids who had stayed. It wasn’t these kids’ FOMO […]   read more »